Jeffrey Michael Bolton

  • Born: January 13, 1955
  • Died: May 20, 2020
  • Location: Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeffrey Michael Bolton

SUGAR HILL, NH - Jeffrey Michael Bolton, 65, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 20, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born January 13, 1955 in Manchester, CT, he was the son of William and Dorothy Bolton. Jeffrey graduated from Manchester High School in CT and Manchester Community College in Respiratory Therapy. Jeff was happily married to Sharon (Ortwerth) Bolton of St. Louis, MO, his partner for life at almost 35 years. They resided in Sugar Hill, NH and Falmouth, ME.

Jeffrey had retired after a long career as head of Respiratory Therapy at Cottage Hospital and finished his career at Littleton Regional Hospital. He was fondly remembered for his loving care to patients. His days were filled with gardening and landscaping, sail boating, trail making in the backwoods, zip-lines, tree houses, hot-tubing, countless building projects (less directions the better) and washing it all down with a gin & tonic or craft beer with good friends and neighbors. He played piano and guitar by ear, passion for refurbishing wooden boats and riding his motorcycles through New England and Parkway.

His lifelong pursuit to have fun, expressive nature, and love of animals, from dogs to cats to chickens was shared with their children Ian and Anna. Experimenting, learning, creating, acting, singing and playing were central to Jeff's life and family…and appreciating nature's treasures big and small.

Survivors include his daughter Anna Bolton of Falmouth, ME: son Ian of Bangor, ME: wife Sharon of Sugar Hill, NH: sister Barbara Bolton of Middleton, CT: and brother William of Manchester, CT.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy, and his father, William.

All who knew Jeffrey were touched by his compassionate care and his zest for life.

The family wishes to thank New England Cancer Center in Scarborough, ME, Dr. Christian Thomas for his ongoing support and Care, as well as Littleton Regional Healthcare for tremendous care over the years.

A private ceremony for the family will be held in the Florida Keys. A celebration of Jeffrey's life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Jeffrey's name may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sharon and family, I was saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a super guy and a great respiratory therapist. Peace be with you all.

Posted by Ann C. Wiggett Wiggett - Littleton, NH - Coworker   July 29, 2020

My deepest condolences for your loss. I worked with Jeff at Cottage. His perpetual smile brought joy to patients and coworkers. He was a very skilled RT. He was always so proud of his family.

Posted by Frank Dunn - Littleton, NH - Coworker   June 24, 2020

I met Jeff through Sharon in the Portland area back in the late 80's and I must say- Jeff was such a great guy. He helped me trailer a sailboat from Ma. to Maine and we had many a good fun time during our time in the Portland area. We have't seen Jeff and Sharon in recent years due to the busy-ness of life and I was stunned to receive the news. Sharon and family , Heidi and I are thinking of you.

Posted by David kelleher - newburyport, MA - Friend   June 15, 2020


I met Jeff when i was 16. I was trying to decide on a career. He steered me away from Resp but helped me in my decision making. He was always so much fun to work with there after and a fun guy at all of our hospital parties. You are one of a kind Jeff. Rest easy, in peace. Love Valerie Pollock

Posted by Valerie Pollock - Hudson, FL - Friend   June 12, 2020

We worked with Jeff at Cottage Hospital in the 1980's, and always admired his charm, skill, humor, and dedication to his patients. Although we haven't seen him in more than 30's we remember him with fondness and admiration. He will be missed.

Posted by Don Kollisch and Pat Glowa - Hanover, NH - Coworker   June 10, 2020

Sharon and family...I was very saddened to hear of Jeff's death. I worked with him at Cottage Hospital for close to 20yrs. I will always remember his smile, laugh and his fun energy! He was so good to his patients,he made sure they knew what to do to improve their breathing. He was so proud of his family and spoke of everyone often. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Posted by Cathy Zampieri - South Ryegate, VT - Coworker   June 05, 2020

Dear Sharon, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff. He was a very good family friend, and was a big part of our family when we first moved to NH in 1978 and for some 18 years. Always cheerful, full of fun, and someone who could liven up any family gathering. He taught me how to canoe. And Peggy just adored him. I think it's because he reminded her of her favorite singer, Jackson Brown. Please contact me if you plan some type of memorial event in the future. I've talked to a number of the old gang, and we'd all like to attend. With great sorrow, Tom Estill,

Posted by Thomas Estill - Rutland, VT - Friend   June 02, 2020

I will remember Jeff from our days at Cottage Hospital in the 80's. We spent our down time at work (in those days there was a lot) laughing with each other. That boy grew old, but never grew up.

Posted by Beth Pidgeon - N. FERRISBURGH, VT - Coworker   June 02, 2020

He was a good friend and hunting partner.

Posted by David Moore - North Haverhill, NH - Friend   June 02, 2020

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